1. type genus of the Notonectidae: backswimmers
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  • Early in March, before the first male canker-moth appears on the elm-tree, the whirlwig beetles have begun to play round the broken edges of the ice, and the caddis-worms to crawl beneath it; and soon come the water-skater _ (Gerris) _ and the water-boatman _ (Notonecta) _. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861
  • Previous research from Blaustein's lab demonstrated that the mosquito, Culiseta longiareolata, chemically detects a voracious predator of its progeny in the water, the backswimmer, Notonecta maculata, and avoids laying eggs where the predator is detected. RedOrbit News - Technology
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